Don’t know why I submit myself to answering. It is hit or miss. There is a cute little Snoopy type critter at POP airport these days. Sniff
ing out food in luggage. Stay away from it. Meat, cheese, fruit and raw veggies is what the cute little critter wanted. Took my hot dogs and pepperoni stick that were packed on top. Had a sh!tload of other items under all my clothes and gifts but I guess the dude was to lazy to dig. I would guess the pepperoni smelled like Pupperoni dog snacks.
I think anything commercially sealed gets a pass too.I never knew about the cheese. I normally bring in a 2 pound sealed bag of grated Romano cheese and a big chunk of Parmesan. And frozen Jimmy Dean sausage for a dear friend 😊
As someone who brings in 50 lb. suitcases of kosher products whenever I return from the First World, here's the deal. I have called the airlines and checked with vendors: All and any meat products must be frozen and in original packaging. Liquids (milk, juice, etc.) should also be frozen. Entire contents must be enclosed in a plastic bag (those air sucker bags are great) inside the suitcase. A few ice packs tucked in and around are also a good idea. You also have to be willing to lose some, in case some random agent decided he wants chicken that week.